Tatiana Kotova

Tatiana Nikolaevna Kotova (Russian: Татьяна Николаевна Котова; born 3 September 1985) is a Russian singer, actress, and television personality. She is the winner of the title Miss Russia 2006 and former soloist of Ukrainian female pop group Nu Virgos.

Tatiana Kotova
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Background information
Birth nameTatiana Nikolayevna Kotova
Born (1985-09-03) 3 September 1985 (age 36)
Sholokhovsky, Rostov Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Occupation(s)Singer, Actress, TV-presenter
Years active2010–present
Tatiana Kotova
Tatiana Nikolayevna Kotova

(1985-09-03) 3 September 1985 (age 36)
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Russia 2006
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue

Tatyana Kotova,[1][2] majoring in economics and crisis manager. In 2006 she won the title of Miss Russia and had the opportunity to represent Russia in the contests Miss World 2007 and Miss Universe 2007. Tatiana was one of the favorites in the Miss Universe 2007, but did not reach the semi-finals. Tatiana Kotova is the third Russian to participate in both Miss Universe and Miss World after Anna Malova and Svetlana Goreva.

From March 2008 to April 2010 she was a soloist of the pop-band Nu Virgos, replacing Vera Brezhneva. She currently works in a solo career.

1985-2005: Early lifeEdit

Tatiana Kotova was born on 3 September 1985, in Sholokhovsky (Rostov region) in a small close-knit family. Her father, Nicholay Kotov, worked as a miner, trucker, and later engaged in business activity. Her mother, Marina Kotova, worked in a bank. Tatiana has a younger sister Ekaterina. Tatiana Kotova took part in her first beauty contest "Miss Autumn 98" at school and won the title "Miss Charm". During studying at the Faculty of Economics of the Southern Federal University, Tatiana was invited to a modeling training course in agency «Image Elite».

2006-2007: Miss Russia, Miss World and Miss UniverseEdit

A few months later, Kotova received an offer to take part in the competition "Best Model of the South of Russia". She entered the top five finalists. Then there were many beauty contests and victories in her career. In December 2006, Kotova won "Miss Russia 2006"[3] title with 53% viewers' votes. In 2007, she represented Russia in international competitions "Miss Universe" and "Miss World". Tatiana was one of the favorites of the contests.

2008-2010: Nu Virgos (VIA Gra)Edit

Kotova in 2014 year

On 17 March 2008 Kotova[4] became a participant of the famous pop group «Nu Virgos» («VIA Gra» in Russian spelling).[5] Debut music video featuring Tatiana called «I'm not afraid» («Я не боюсь»).[6] At the shooting time (February 2008) Kotova[7] was not yet a participant of «Nu Virgos», therefore video was filmed with Albina Dzhanabaeva and Meseda Bagautdinova. Episodes with Tatiana were added later. The first performances as a trio took place in Moscow, in «Sungate Port Royal» (Antalya, Turkey) and in Ogre (Latvia). First television shooting was a concert dedicated to the thirtieth of the newspaper "Arguments and Facts". In summer 2008, «Nu Virgos» presented videos «My emancipation» and «American wife» («Американская жена»).

In early January 2009, the first participant Nadezhda Granovskaya returned in «Nu Virgos». Trio recorded two singles «Anti-geisha» («Антигейша»)[8] and «Crazy» («Сумасшедший»)[9] and shot videos, directed by Alan Badoev and Sergey Solodkii. The last Kotova performance in the group «Nu Virgos» was held in Ukrainian «Star Factory. Super final» on 21 March 2010. On 22 April 2010 a press-conference was held. Kotova officially announced her retirement.[10] Tatiana was replaced by Eva Bushmina from third Ukrainian «Star Factory».

2010-present: solo careerEdit

In June 2010, Kotova played a role of business-woman Ksenia Morozova in the television soap opera Happiness is somewhere near (А счастье где-то рядом)[11] directed by Vasily Mishchenko. In September 2010, Kotova started a solo music career. The song «He»[12] («Он», written by Irina Dubtsova) became her debut solo single. The video was directed by Alan Badoev. Second single was named «Red on red» («Красное на красном»). It was written by Alexey Romanoff.

In 2010, Kotova[13] became a TV-presenter. She compered the program "Fashion Emergency assistance" («Скорая модная помощь») on «Muz TV» Channel paired with designer Max Chernitsov. September 28, 2010 Kotova debuted with solo live performance in St. Petersburg. She presented a song "Vampiritsa" («Вампирица»). Then the release of the singles "Obladi" («Облади») and "Peace for strong men" («Мир для сильных мужчин») was followed.

April 18, 2012, the song and the video "In games of the nights" was released («В играх ночей»,[14] directed by Maria Skobeleva). Video looks quite provocative, because of what Tatiana had to do censorship version. This video was presented in the category "Most sex video" on Russian Music Awards RU TV 2012, but the award went to Ukrainian singer OKSI for her video "Love for two" (Любить за двоих). In mid-2012 new video of Kotova song "Everything is just beginning" (Всё только начинается,[15] directed by Sergey Tkachenko) was presented in the air of the most popular music TV channels in Russia. On 7 November 2012 the song "Recognition" («Признание») was presented. On 3 December 2012 collaboration with rapper Stan - the song "Melt" («Раствориться») - appeared on the Internet. On 4 December 2012 Kotova introduced her new concert show in Moscow karaoke club Isterika. The performance included both songs and new compositions ("Ex-Lovers") and remixes of some popular Russian pop-songs ("I love soldiers" – Я люблю военных» Ирины Аллегровой).

In 2013, Kotova released the song "Violet" (ФиоЛЕТО) in the creation of which involved well-known Ukrainian singer, writer and producer Alex Potapenko (Potapov). In December, Tatiana Kotova received an offer to play in continuing the comedy film "What men are doing" («Что творят мужчины»).[16] In January 2014 Tatyana Kotova took part in shooting of this film in America. In May 2014 Kotova released a new single "Everything will be as you want" (Всё будет так, как хочешь ты).

External linksEdit

Preceded by Miss Russia
Succeeded by


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  7. ^ "Экс-солистка «ВИА Гры» Котова рассказала о намеках Валерия Меладзе". gazeta.ru. 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "ВИА Гра - Антигейша". youtube.com. 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "ВИА Гра - Сумасшедший". youtube.com. 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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  11. ^ "Татьяна Котова - Фильмы". kinopoisk.ru.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Татьяна Котова - Он". tophit.ua. 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "Татьяна Котова разделась для журнала Playboy". woman.ru. 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "KOTTOVA - В играх ночей". youtube.com. 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "KOTTOVA - Всё только начинается". youtube.com. 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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